SMSFundamentals

SMSFundamentals is an ongoing feature series dedicated to providing SMSF trustees with valuable news, investment ideas and services, in line with SMSF requirements and obligations. Apart from specific SMSF-oriented insights and articles that can assist SMSF investment strategy, this section also includes practical tips and insights from registered experts.

Latest Stories

Women are working for longer but compared to men, are looking at a lot less super on retirement.

Jul 09 2018

Australian regulators are cracking down on “one-stop shop” investment advisors to SMSFs, claiming bad advice.

Jul 02 2018


Corporate bonds are highly suitable as a portfolio allocation for retirement investors and interest is growing, despite many Australians being unaware of their existence.

May 29 2018

A recent survey suggests investment in Australian exchange traded funds continues to grow a-pace and a wider range of investors is now turning to ETF investment.

Mar 22 2018


Previous Stories

SMSFundamentals: A New Phase For Exchange-Traded Funds

Oct 13 2017

SMSF interest is growing in the latest incarnation of exchange-traded products — active ETFs.


SMSFundamentals: How Do We Rate Financial Advice?

Apr 11 2017

A recent survey has made some interesting findings on whether Australians seek financial advice and how that advice is valued.


SMSFundamentals: Can An SMSF Invest In Gold?

Apr 04 2017

There are various regulatory considerations regarding an SMSF investing in gold, jewellery or coins.


SMSFundamentals: An Alternative For The Capped-Out

Dec 15 2016

Superannuation accumulators now “capped-out” by new regulations should consider imputation bonds as an alternative investment, Austock suggests.


SMSFundamentals: When Should You Open Your Own SMSF?

Nov 30 2016

Andrew Zbik of Omniwealth notes self-managed super funds are not for everybody.


SMSFundamentals: How To Help Your Children Buy A Home

Nov 15 2016

With ten years to retirement, can you children be detrimental to your own retirement? Three ways to help your children and not have a detrimental impact on your retirement plans.


SMSFundamentals: Yield Or Growth?

Oct 27 2016

Which investment strategy has proven to provide the best risk/reward balance for the income-seeking investor over time? You may be surprised.


SMSFundamentals: The Price Of Financial Advice

Sep 19 2016

Do investors believe financial advice is actually worth the cost? A survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors has produced some interesting results.


SMSFundamentals: Loan vs Gift: The Right Way To Help Out Your Kids

Sep 08 2016

Brian Hor of SUPERCentral outlines the realities of helping out your children in today’s unaffordable property market.


SMSFundamentals: SMSFs More Active Than Retail Traders

Dec 07 2015

CommSec finds SMSF trustees are not the sort of set-and-forget, long term traders one would assume they might be.